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January 31, 2016 at 8:45 am

MLK School Supply Drive Runs Through Jan. 31

The Wealth & Poverty theme, in collaboration with the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week Planning Committee, is hosting a school supply drive in January. This year’s donations will be delivered to the students of Coolville Elementary School, about 20 miles southeast of Athens.

WealthandPoverty 340pxBoxes are located across the campus. Please contact Barb Harrison (Campus Involvement Center at or Dr. Bayyinah Jeffries (African American Studies at to have your own collection box. Several Wealth & Poverty members have volunteered to host a mini school supply drive in their department or building.

What is needed at Coolville Elementary: pencils, pens, notebooks, construction paper, markers, sharpie markers, dry erase markers, crayons, mechanical pencils and refills, glue sticks, Clorox wipes, tissues, copy paper

Donations are accepted Jan 11-31.

Donation Sites

  • African American Studies Department (31 S. Court Street)
  • Alden Library (2nd and 4th floor entrances)
  • Cutter Hall
  • Multicultural Center
  • Baker Center Front Room
  • Campus Involvement Center

“The Wealth & Poverty theme had a great success in our food drive last Fall . Our grand total came to 1,723 pounds of food! We’ll continue to expand our community engagement activitie,” says Dr. Yeong Kim, Associate Professor of Geography and Wealth & Poverty co-leader.

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